Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dear Alex, Keep the Frog!

Alex, when you asked me for the Yoga Frog statue I know I hesitated and then when I wrote about it, I made it look easier than it was.

This is what really happened.

First I said, yes you can have the frog, but on Thursday, I need a little more time with him.

Which sounded crazy. What grown up professor lady needs time alone with a frog statue???

So then I said, yes, you can take the frog, but you have to bring him back so I can have him at the end of the semester to take pictures with, again.

Then I sent the frog off with you.

Now I know I don't need the frog back.

In fact, I'm adamant about this.

Keep the frog.

I don't want to be a woman who has only one story to tell; I want to have new stories with new frogs or gorillas or duct tape or whatever inspires me.   To do that, I have to let go and make space for the next wonderful thing.

So yes, keep the yoga frog, it's yours, and the more I think about it, it was never mine -- I was just hanging on it and helping you two find each other.